Often it is a little look, a quiet gesture, a soft touch that communicates so much. I wanted to highlight these two articles in the hope that you might stop today, take a loved ones's hand in yours, and dwell on the beauty and love that simple gesture conveys to another.
R.C. Sproul Jr., now a widower, offers wisdom in Husbands, Hold Your Wife's Hand. After his wife passed away two years ago, he tweeted "I wish I had held her hand more." Don't have the same regret.
We also need to hold our children's hands. Melissa Edgington writes her thoughts about doing so in a touching post fitly titled So Many Stories in a Mama's Hands.
After you read these posts, you might then think about how many times the gospels tell us Jesus touched others with his hands. Blessing babies. Touching a leper. Raising a child. Healing a bent woman. Those he loved he touched.